WND Pimps Nonsense on Oil Again

Birtherism isn't the only conspiracy that Jerome Corsi, the Worldnutdaily's favorite loony, believes in. He also believes that oil is abiotic and has a new book out about it, with WND promoting it by asking the idiotic question "HOW DID DINOSAURS GET MILES UNDER THE EARTH?" … [Read more...]

Michigan Senate Threatens U of M Over Stem Cell Research

In 2008, Michigan voters overwhelmingly passed a referendum that overturned the state's laws against embryonic stem cell research. The University of Michigan, one of the premier medical research facilities in the world, quickly became a hot spot for such research. And now the Republicans in Michigan want to cut its funding over it. Sen. Gretchen Whitmer, the Democratic leader in the Senate, delivered an angry speech on the floor in response: … [Read more...]

Vic Stenger’s New Book

Physicist Vic Stenger has a new book out, God and the Folly of Faith: The Incompatibility of Science and Religion. It's about Christianity and science, arguing that the religion held back the progress of science for centuries. … [Read more...]

Barton Explains Science and Religion

David Barton has decided that all scientists in the world are doing it wrong. You see, they should really just be reading the Bible because any science that is in conflict with the Bible must be wrong, no matter how much it explains or how rigorously it's tested. … [Read more...]

Santorum Gets It Exactly Backwards

Rick Santorum, author of the infamous Santorum amendment that would have encouraged local schools to teach intelligent design in science classrooms (if it hadn't been removed from the final bill by a conference committee), says that science should stay out of politics: … [Read more...]

Why Science Doesn’t Destroy Wonder

One of the arguments made by many people, from fundamentalist Christians to pagan, new agey types, is that science somehow destroys the "magic" of the world and robs us of our sense of wonder. That argument has never made sense to me at all. Robin Ince gives a TED talk on why it's nonsense. … [Read more...]